A Londoner of Grenadian heritage, Pam graduated from St Martin’s School of Art in 1984 with a degree in Fashion, and spent the next two decades working in the industry as a journalist, Fashion Editor (at She, PS, Shape and Now magazines) and freelance stylist.
Pam then worked as a foster carer and a teaching assistant, before obtaining her Post Graduate Certificate in Education three years ago, and is now a teacher at a special needs school.
A love affair with writing has been a constant throughout Pam’s life. But it wasn’t until the death of her heroine, Maya Angelou in 2014, that she decided it was time to share her work and joined the Afrikan Heritage Writers group.
In 2017, her highly commended short story Soul Talking was published in the City of Stories anthology from Spread the Word. A year later Pam contributed poetry and prose pieces (which she performed) to the Afrikan Heritage Writers compilation 100 Years Unheard.
Winning a place on Spread the Word’s London Writers Award 2019 led to the completion of the first draft of her debut novel No Trace of Sun, which she started over thirty years ago.
Pam has another three novels in progress. Each has the importance of family, and the need to belong, at its heart; although in unique ways.
Other than writing, the things that bring Pam the greatest joy are spending time with her son and granddaughter; holidaying with her husband, family and friends; and taking snaps that have turned her home into a gallery of memories.